Monday, January 9, 2017

Winter Haiku



It's a cold winter day and I'm home ill. Lying on the sofa, looking out through a sliver of opening between the curtains, I can see our neighbor's tree, its naked branches stretching across the gray sky. And so this haiku sequence formed in my mind:

Skeletal branches
Stretch across the leaden sky
Yearning for the sun

Heavy clouds hang low
Threatening impending doom
Calm before the snow



  1. What a lovely poem! And the picture is fantastic. :)

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  2. Nice. Hope you're feeling better.

  3. Thanks, Kay. The picture is a stock photo I've used in the past. I was too lazy/sick to get off the sofa to take a photo.

  4. Thanks, Toi. I'm feeling a bit better today.

  5. Well, it fits perfectly. And I sympathize with feeling lazy - I've been that way all month. It seems like by the time I get home at night, I'm too worn out to even want to do anything, and I always have a million things to do at night. I actually got off work a couple hours early today and am trying to make the most of it. :)

  6. The picture and the words, beautiful :)

  7. I adore the poem as well as the picture; kudos! ~~dru~~